Back to my bad habits...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
But there's *some* improvement.
I am back to loving baking. But I am trying to use my powers for good. ;-) We had a relationship-building meeting with another office yesterday, and as a gesture of goodwill we wanted some goodies there. So Tuesday I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies, and took them to the meeting. It went well - and I only ate a couple of cookies (which I'd baked smaller than usual). So - still a bad habit, but modulating it for the better.
Also, I am drinking caffeine again, which in my world is a bad habit. (I know this is not bad for everyone, and I'm not trying to judge anyone for it!) But here's the thing - I am currently on a London Fog kick. It's a yummy tea drink (Earl Gray, shot of vanilla, steamed milk or cream) that I was introduced to at Starbucks with friends, some time back. The coffee shop in Valdez did a particularly tasty one - for around $5 for a 16oz. And it costs around that at several places I've been. So I went on a quest to make myself a cheap and easy version, and I'm currently enjoying that each day. It's probably no healthier, but it's definitely cheaper - for somewhere around $5, I bought enough ingredients for 20 cups. My version: Safeway Organics Earl Gray (because it was on sale), International Delight French vanilla creamer (1 mini per cup of tea), and about a teaspoon of sugar (because I am a junky). The taste isn't as good, I won't lie - but it's pretty good, and it's so much cheaper it's worth it to me. It gets me a yummy tea drink without breaking the budget. I let myself have one a day at work, but don't have the ingredients at home.
I still drink lots of water. I'm still around 7 hours of sleep most nights. (these were two big goals I picked up several years back, and they're the good habits that have mostly stuck with me)
I don't exercise enough (just ask my dogs, who have also re-gained some weight), but I did just sign up for a yoga series, and I picked up a jump rope for some cheap, easy cardio at home. There's hope yet... :D